Mary McNamara

Staff writer for the Los Angeles Times

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Staff writer for the Los Angeles Times, covering film

Mary McNamara on KCRW

Beyonce performed during the Super Bowl half-time show yesterday – but she didn’t just sing. She also got political.

TV Roundup: Super Bowl Edition

Beyonce performed during the Super Bowl half-time show yesterday – but she didn’t just sing. She also got political.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The 66th annual Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony is tonight at 5. It’s the first time in decades that the event is held on any day other than a Sunday.

Monday Night Emmys

The 66th annual Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony is tonight at 5. It’s the first time in decades that the event is held on any day other than a Sunday.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Network and Cable TV used to be totally separate worlds.

Reality Hits Hollywood in More Ways than One

Network and Cable TV used to be totally separate worlds.

from Which Way, L.A.?

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For African Americans, June 19 (Juneteenth) is both a celebration of freedom and an occasion of somber remembrance.

from Life Examined

Joan Silber writes about life's strange surprises in her new book, “Secrets of Happiness."

from Bookworm

President Joe Biden signed a bill into law today declaring June 19, commonly referred to as Juneteenth , a federal holiday.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

No, you’re not experiencing deja vu . St. Vincent and Durand Jones (plus the Indications) have once again stepped into the ring to battle it out for the number one spot.

Retired? Not on your life, or hers.

from Film Reviews

KCRW’s Press Play asked audience members to share one habit they’ve picked up in the past year that they hope to keep.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

More people are experiencing homelessness in New York City than in all of LA County.

from Greater LA

Warner Bros. was hoping for a big summer hit with its movie adaptation of the Lin-Manuel Miranda musical “In the Heights.”

from Hollywood Breakdown